Thomas Energy Services has been serving the oil industry of the Gulf Coast states since 1961. It has grown to become a leader in the rental tool industry. The company was the first to initiate the development of high-torque drill pipe in the United States. It was also instrumental in the development and manufacturing of the first high-torque double-shouldered refacing tools with the original concept and initial design being given to Baker Hughes Tubular Services. Thomas Energy Services maintains head facilities in New Iberia, La.